The Tex Mart store in Betela was destroyed by fire on Friday night, making it the second Arorangi building to fall victim to flames in just an eight-day period.
An investigation into the alleged assault of a 25-year-old woman holidaying on Rarotonga continues, as further details of the incident come to light.
A Cook Island Police Service spokesman has confirmed that a police officer has been interviewed as part of an investigation in to an alleged assault that occurred at Rehab Nightclub in Avarua on June 7.
The Cook Islands Police Service says the service they provide to the community is “often taken for granted and perhaps not fully appreciated”, after it was revealed officers responded to 247 incidents last month, an average of eight a day.
Visitor accommodation continues to be the largest target for burglars, the latest statistics released by the Cook Islands Police Service show.
Police are calling for road users to change their “inconsiderate attitudes” when driving, as accidents and the number of people apprehended for driving over the breath-alcohol limit continue to grow.